Our latest photo fact animal is the Southern White Rhinoceros, more accurately known as the Square-lipped Rhinoceros. These guys are larger than their Black counterpart but far less skittish! Dominant males will mark their territory, for example using dung middens, to which they will return repeatedly to top up! There are 5 species of rhinoceros, White, Black, Sumatran, Indian and Javan. Strangely enough as you can see from the picture these guys aren’t actually white but grey!
It has been a while since we sent news from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the northern white rhinos. We decided that, instead of reporting on the same thing every two weeks, we would wait until there was some significant news to share with you. And we are happy to say that there are some encouraging signs coming from our northern white rhinos.
Here is an update from the guys at Last Chance To Survive, where they are reintroducing 4 of the remaining 8 or so members of the Northern White Rhino species to the wild inKenya. The Northern White Rhino is extinct in the wild, and as they very rarely breed in captivity, 4 of the captive Rhino’s, Sudan, Suni, Najin and Fatu, are being released in to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.